Recognition

Category: Fleurieu Peninsula

“Quite different to a lot of Australian Pinot Noir, and that’s no bad thing either.” – 94 Points | Gary Walsh | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Feb 2024

It smells almost steely to me, which I like, and in with that there’s a pleasing green herb, mint and rosy perfume, cherry and strawberry, some cedar/pencil oak too. It’s medium-bodied with excellent structure, the quality of the tannin here …

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“A refined kit.”- 94 Points | Ned Goodwin MW | JamesSuckling.com – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: James Suckling
Source: JamesSuckling.com
Date: Jan 2024

Smoked charcuterie notes are muddled with cardamon, dill and white pepper, conferring a savory tone without straying into verdancy. Red cherry, orange zest and rhubarb. A lovely mid-weighted pinot, fleet of foot and balletic. A refined kit of sinuous tannins, …

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“A sophisticated style”- 94 Points | Angus Hughson | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Foggy Hill ‘Definitus’ Pinot Noir 2021

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Jan 2024

This expressive wine displays impressive purity of fruit with excellent volume of dark cherry, dried herbs and terracotta aromas which are still tightly coiled and building. Quite structural in style with flavours of red earth and ironstone topped by a …

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“A very serious Pinot expression”- 92 Points | Angus Hughson | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Jan 2024

Lovely generous aromas of berry compote, damp earth, truffle and spice are seamless intertwined with quality French oak. It then takes a more savoury turn with touches of wood smoke, freshly turned earth with spicy, stalky tones building towards a …

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“Light bodied yet powerful and intense with excellent concentration”- 96 Points | Ray Jordan | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa ‘Definitus’ Pinot Noir 2021

Author: Ray Jordan
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Nov 2023

This patch of Dijon clones sits in shallow soils on an ironstone ridge that generally means lower crops and earlier ripening. A combination of chalky limestone with an ever so slightly ferruginous character seems to come straight from the soils …

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“With layers of fine tannin and a great sense of restrained power.” | Max Allen | Australian Financial Review – Tapanappa Definitus Pinot Noir 2021

Author: Max Allen
Source: Australian Financial Review
Date: Nov 2023

A quite different beast to the ’22 pinot noir: more subtle, refined fragrance, less fruity, more structural, with layers of fine tannin and a great sense of restrained power.…

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“A joy to drink now but will drink well and develop for a decade at least.”| Max Allen | Australian Financial Review – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Max Allen
Source: Australian Financial Review
Date: Nov 2023

Like the chardonnay, this deceptively fresh, juicy and youthful pinot is a joy to drink now – all snappy cherry fruit – but will drink well and develop for a decade at least.…

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2015 Tapanappa Pinot Noir Fleurieu Peninsula 2015

Author: James Suckling
Source: James Suckling
Date: Jun 2018

Declassified Foggy Hill with nothing else, so it’s essentially the 2015 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir in different livery. The wine has a bolder feel to it. A warm start and a cool, long finish. The tannins are pronounced, holding …

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MASTER Pinot – 2015 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author:
Source: The Drinks Business
Date: May 2017

The 2015 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir has taken out master pinot – topping its field – at the prestigious 2017 Drinks Business Global Pinot Noir Masters competition. An extraordinary result by any measure.

About the competition:

In a crowded wine

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Super 2nd – 2015 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: Australian Wine Review
Date: Feb 2017

I’m a massive fan of honest winemakers.

In an industry where bullshit, marketing spin and outright lies are commonplace, I always appreciate when a winemaker it absolutely frank
That’s why it was refreshing to learn the story behind this ’15

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“variety correct drinking” – 2015 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Feb 2017

I thought this release was fractionally stewy at first but the more it breathed the more perfumed and delicate it because. It certainly offers good variety correct drinking. Macerated black cherries, roses and assorted foresty flowers, undergrowth, a gentle veneer

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WBM Latest releases

Author: Tyson Stelzer / Mike Bennie
Source: WBM Magazine
Date: Feb 2017

2015 Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay

A new member of the Tapanappa chardonnay family, from the 2003 Tiers plantings at 1.5m spacing, producing an earlier ripening, softer and more generous style. The result is delightfully fragrant, packed with white peach and

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Red Alert – 2015 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author: Tony Love
Source: The Advertiser - SA Weekend
Date: Feb 2017

While this wine is immensely enjoyable now with its slightly softer approach, faint floral/gum notes, delicate clove and cinnamon aromas, and a little stem impact from some whole bunch in the make, there is a latent power in the wine,

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“a thoroughly serious pinot noir” – 95 points – 2012 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author: James Halliday
Source: Australian Wine Companion 2014
Date: Jul 2013

Strong, clear and deep colour; a thoroughly serious pinot noir, with a fragrant bouquet followed by a black cherry and plum palate with excellent texture and structure; tannins and oak are woven through the mid-palate and into the finish. Will …

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A comparative tasting

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: Australian WIne Review
Date: Apr 2013

The following reviews are taken from an article written by Andrew Graham on a comparative tasting of Tapanappa’s Chardonnay’s amd Pinot Noir’s alongside Domaine Chanson’s Burgundy offerings.

Original article: http://www.ozwinereview.com/2013/04/chanson-tapanappa-quality-convergenc…

Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2010

Top Burgundian vineyard dirt Sourced

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2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir – 94 Points in Top 100

Author: Tony Love (Top 100 Editor)
Source: The Advertiser Top 100 Wines
Date: Nov 2011

From eight-year-old vines at Parawa, within cooee of the Southern Ocean, Brian Croser has steered what he calls a “most fastidious variety” from this warmish vintage into a fruit-driven style though never leaving its silky textural pleasures. Superbly balanced with …

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2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir – 93 points & two glasses

Author: Nick Stock
Source: Good Wine Guide 2012
Date: Oct 2011

Croser’s quest to make great pinot continues apace with this dark cherry-scented style, some bergamot and Earl Grey tea, sweet earthy depth, lighter perfume and bright red fruits. The palate is supple and smooth, with a composed bed of open-weave …

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Tapanappa 2010 Pinot Noir with baked Snapper fillets

Author: Tony Love
Source: The Advertiser
Date: Oct 2011

Seeing Red

Tapanappa 2010 Pinot Noir

Fish with a red wine – thats going to set some tongues wagging. But look into this recipe and it’s all about the flavouring ingredients, the fennel, saffron, and especially the tomatoes, all wrapped …

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Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir 2010 – 91 Points

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Oct 2011

I was busy tasting some Pinot Noir the other night, and I have to admit, I quite enjoyed it. This sits under the other Pinot Noir from Tapanappa – Foggy Hill.

Mint, squishy red fruits, nice oak – contributes a …

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Parawa, Fleurieu Peninsula 2010 Pinot Noir – 92 points

Author: James Halliday
Source: AustralianWIne Companion
Date: Jul 2011

Deep crimson; the bouquet offers black plum, licorice and cinnamon; the palate is compact and firm, slowly revealing the sweet dark fruits that lie therein; mineral driven and savoury to conclude; a marked difference in style from the Foggy Hill …

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Tapanappa Pinot Noir 2010

Author: Patrick Haddock
Source: http://www.winingpom.com.au/
Date: Jul 2011

Once again we see Brian Croser’s belief in the site paying off as these relatively young vines are really starting to pay dividends.

A lovely nose of plum and cherry some charry oak and eucalypt but fundamentally it’s earthy and …

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West Australian Great Red Wine Tasting – Top 100

Author: Ray Jordon
Source: The West Australian - Fresh liftout
Date: Jul 2011

Tapanappa Pinot Noir 2010

This comes from the cool Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia and yet this was one of the warmest years. The result is a wine with deliciously appealing flesh and, at the same time, a firm tight …

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Winsor’s Choice – Tapanappa 2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir

Author: Winsor Dobbin
Source: www.winsordobbin.com.au
Date: Apr 2011

What a tempting wine this is. OK, it’s very youthful – and comes from young vines, too – planted by veteran winemaker Brian Croser at Parawa; a cool, foggy site on the Fleurieu Peninsula, in 2006. The proof is in …

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The 2010 range of wines from Tapanappa

Author: Tom Cannavan
Source: www.wine-pages.com
Date: Jun 2010

It’s hard to believe eight years has passed since Brian Corser launched Tapanappa, his premium label that concentrates on ‘terroir wines’ from specific vineyards in South Australia. Croser found fame as owner and winemaker at Petaluma, one of Australia’s icon …

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